How to look for records of Births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales This is a brief guide to help you with your research. What do I need to know before I start?
Indexes to birth, marriage and death registrations to Search birth, marriage and death indexes on freebmd. Non-conformist registers primarily before Registers of non-conformist births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials are held by The National Archives in record series RG4—RG8 and are available online.
Selected church marriage registers —c. Indexes to birth, marriage and death registrations to present Use the GOV. Parish registers before Find the parish register in a local archive to locate baptism, marriage and burial records before Related research guides. Births, marriages and deaths at sea or abroad. Births, marriages and deaths in Scotland and Ireland.
Standard opening times Monday. Follow us. Featured Flickr image Patented textile pattern by Christopher Dresser. You may wish to have a family history search conducted by the Registry. When you apply make sure to provide all known details of the person's record you wish to search including their:.
Think carefully about the date of birth, death or marriage you wish to search for. You can request to search a longer period than 10 years at an extra cost:.
Rediscover your ancestors' lives with birth certificates, marriage records, and death They include information like the event date and place, parents' names, Start your search a year or two prior to the child's birth and gradually widen your. The births were first recorded in July and this index ranges from that date up to They have been indexed which means it is easy to search for the birth.
A search under a different family name is treated as a new search and will incur separate search fees. You can also visit your local library when conducting your own family history search. Most public libraries hold copies of our microfiche allowing you to search a registration number. You can then purchase a certificate from us.
Remember to include the registration number for a discounted fee. A good idea if you only need the facts, and not full certified copies of certificates. For information and fees refer to the contacts below:. The best way to gather family history information is to start with what you know and work backwards beginning with your parents, grandparents and great grandparents. Talk to older family members and consider preparing questions and recording their answers.
As you move through generations you can verify your information with birth, death and marriage records held by the Registry in the form of certificates. You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server.
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